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On the US Open Cup, the non-MLS teams still alive are:
PSA Elite (no wikipedia page)
Now there is a team name with possibilities.
Midway through they added FC Atlanta (or Atlanta FC, don't remember) as a fourth option, which predictably lost because it started off behind.
They're resuming, somehow. If you've ever wanted to watch an MLS team play in the middle of a lake into 35mph wind, here's your chance.
BTW I hate names like this for US teams. It's like the fundamentalism of a recent religious convert. Or like a cult as opposed to a church in sociological terms. If one is dead set against %region name% %nickname% at least name it %regionname% SC to cut the pretentiousness down a little.
I'm with puck. I hate the Euro style names for American teams. We don't call it football. Embrace soccer! If we're going to keep aping the Euros, though, why won't someone go Italian and call it calcio? At least mix it up a bit.
So same lineup for the Netherlands. Are they going to try to ride Sneijder, Robben and Van Persie every game? I had wondered if they might rest someone today.
The other thing I hate is the use of Britisms to describe soccer.
While I don't share puck's outright disdain for American team names, DC United and Real Salt Lake is a bit embarrassing. I think "SC" is better than "FC" because even though it really means "soccer club" at least pretentious marketers can say its "sporting club."
Thirded (or fourthed)? The other thing I hate is the use of Britisms to describe soccer. You don't use them anywhere else, so why here? Even in this thread you see people doing it subconsiously, with more "well done" and "unlucky" than you'd ever see in typical american english.
Let us bring our American-ness to the global soccer community.
Their national team, despite a general lack of competitive results that would indicate this, is better than ours.
If I'm reading this page correctly, we're 2-0-1 all-time against England in competitive* matches. 1-0-1 in World Cup games.
DC United and Real Salt Lake is a bit embarrassing. I think "SC" is better than "FC" because even though it really means "soccer club" at least pretentious marketers can say its "sporting club."
DC United's name never bothered me - It's the capital of the United States, so that reference works.
Obviously, playing in MLS renders its players unable to perform world-class feats of skill.
Oh come on. This is just how language works. You pick up terminology and phrases from the way that people talk in the communities you interact with. This is how countless terms and phrases have entered the English language and become common. I don’t think about it particularly consciously, but I definitely find myself calling it football when I’m talking with my German or Ukrainian or British or Mexican friends and soccer when I’m talking with my American friends. Unless, like me, they don’t care even a little bit about American football and there wouldn’t be any confusion.
BTW, reports from the Portuguese camp that their doctor has told Cristiano that he is putting his career at risk by playing with this injury.
While I share people's dislike for the weird MLS soccer names, I think the language issue is different.
Technically, yeah, but that doesn't seem the way it's called in practice anymore.
A draw or loss for the Hollandish would be a devastating result for us Spain haters.
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